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Life At Home And The Calm Before The Storm

November 6th, 2018 Jorma Leave a comment Go to comments
Jeff Anderson and I set out...

Jeff Anderson and I set out...

Selfie by Jeff Anderson

So Sunday it was in the low thirties, but at least it wasn’t raining so Jeff and I saddled up and headed out in the direction of Lake Hope.

A man and his Breakout

A man and his Breakout

Foto by Jeff Anderson

It was chilly and overcast, but I got a hundred miles in before I got home. Gotta love these roads! Last night was open house night on Main St. down in Pomeroy so Nessa and I drove down to the river to check out the action. Our first stop Was at Bobby Carr’s Hartwell House.

Never too early for Santa...

Never too early for Santa...

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Yeah I know, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet but just like everywhere here in the States, Christmas is making it’s presence felt in Meigs County.

Thinking of my girl...

Thinking of my girl...

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

I love all this down home stuff…

Welcome to River City

Welcome to River City

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Leaving the Hartwell House walked up to our friend Paige’s outfitting shop and bot some unwashed Levis.If you’re ever in Pomeroy, be sure to check out Front Paige Outfitters

After Paige’s we stopped off at Maureen’s Herbal Sage shop… and Bed And Breakfast.

Ms. Maureen at the helm...

Ms. Maureen at the helm...

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Maureen has been making Jorma’s Rhythm Tonic for years. Check out the little clip. Good stuff!

Tea... and more

Tea... and more

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Walking back to the Jeep I had to get a shot of our County Courthouse.

Every story has a ground level entrance, and there's three storys.

Every story has a ground level entrance, and there's three storys.

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Yep, it’s in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. Good times!

The leaves were falling as it poured rain last night and the culverts by our long driveway were filled to overflowing. This morning Nessa and I saddled up the Mule and with tools in hand, attacked the plugged mess.

After

After

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

Before

Before

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

It feels good to get things done!

A man at work, ankle deep in muck

A man at work, ankle deep in muck

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

Finally we called it quits and went into town for a bite.

The smile of victory

The smile of victory

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

We we drove into town, I just had to take a shot of the blue sky and the flags.

A lovely sight!

A lovely sight!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Now it’s time to check on some election results.

Onward!

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  1. DennisK
    November 6th, 2018 at 20:47 | #1

    That short clip made me smile. I met some guys today who seem to know a thing or two about vintage pick-up trucks (and hot-rods, Harleys). I’m going to show them a photo of that old cab.

  2. Mitch Spector
    November 7th, 2018 at 09:27 | #2

    One love !! Enjoy everything always Jorma & crew ..Peace & love to all ..

  3. AndyK
    November 7th, 2018 at 15:24 | #3

    Curious, no full face helmet or gloves?

  4. Paul Caldwell
    November 7th, 2018 at 20:25 | #4

    That be a modular helmet I believe. Picking up litter, oh yea the things you find!

  5. carey georgas
    November 8th, 2018 at 17:55 | #5

    Peoples is crazy, I can tell you that. I worked the election poll Tuesday and a man came in who was registered in another county but lived in the precinct I worked. An error had occurred somewhere up the line with his registration, but the rule says a voter can only vote in the precinct in which they are registered. When I tried to explain, his first retort was “Probably them damn democrats”. I replied, “Sir, they don’t operate like that.” Then I got to thinking. In Texas, the Secretary of State is the chief election authority. The County Judge is the authority for the local entity. The County Clerk is responsible for holding the election, and the County Tax Assessor/Collector also serves as voter registrar. The election judge is the authority on the precinct level. Every one of these people were elected on the republican ticket, but the first thing the guy does is blame democrats. Logic has no room inside peoples’ bubbles. That’s got to change or we’re in for very different times (at least my children and grandchildren, for sure!).

  6. jim hitchcock
    November 9th, 2018 at 00:47 | #6
  7. AndyK
    November 9th, 2018 at 09:49 | #7

    @carey georgas
    Yes, we’ve become so polarized as a nation. Really sad. I trace the roots to the talk radio boom a couple of decades ago. That being said, instead of encouraging people to participate in the democratic process, it is increasingly difficult to vote. For example, fewer polling places, less early voting, purging voter rolls and banning those formerly incarcerated from voting for life. Amazing fact, 1 of 3 black voters in Kentucky cannot vote – ever! The state has lifetime bans for former felons even though they’ve paid their ‘debt to society’.
    So if you were caught with a bag of pot in the 70’s……

  8. johno
    November 9th, 2018 at 13:38 | #8

    I was busted selling a girl an ounce of weed in 1972 in Reno, Nevada. It was a setup. Went to jail and was looking at life in prison for dealing. Got off because the girl entrapped me. I would still be in jail if my father hadn’t sent out a big shot attorney from NYC.

  9. carey georgas
    November 9th, 2018 at 13:59 | #9

    @AndyK
    The way I got it figured, peace and harmony don’t sell ads in this society. Get someone on there with their face red and veins bulging, hollering and insulting those who disagree, and they’ll pack the house. Rush Limbaugh would have never taken off if people hadn’t listened to him. All media is guilty. Maybe not all outlets stoke the fire, but none of them really does much to try and put it out. Since news ceased to be a loss leader and became a profit center, journalism has taken a back seat to entertainment. Oh well.

  10. Tom Fabry
    November 9th, 2018 at 14:04 | #10

    @johno
    Hopefully some genuine prison reform can occur in this land and all around the world.

    “For every unharmful gentle soul misplaced inside a jail” – Bob Dylan Chimes of Freedom.

  11. AndyK
    November 9th, 2018 at 14:15 | #11

    @johno
    Geez…thank goodness for dear ‘ol dad. Hard for kids today to imagine what things were like way back when.

  12. AndyK
    November 9th, 2018 at 16:14 | #12
  13. November 10th, 2018 at 13:02 | #13

    Conversely I was busted st Watkins glen ( Grand Prix), 1971
    The courtroom was FULL of jokers and Bozos the following morning,I got a $120 fine and at 9:45 am and went and got a Bloody Mary.
    Additionally I credit the schism in today’s society to my generation( I believe I can hear the shrill sirens scream now), I believe us baby boomers disparaged the US and assigned misguided blame on US for participation in WWII,it’s about the time that we all renounced religious institutions as well with our Judeo /Christian guilt ( somewhat of a unique occidental mindset), it was and is derived from a fundamental lack of a real understanding of history.When you denigrate every institution,revise history(Sounds like Leninism and Stalinism to me),to me ,and than place our misguided faith “In the trajectory of history), you end up with the divisthat we have.
    For the record,I advocate for the national legalization of marijuana today.
    I believe the problems started when we dropped both geography and history as subjects in school and replaced the two with Social Studies.At that point our perspective was distorted by our own skewed view of reality instead of accepting the reality for what it is.
    I think I’ll que up St.Stephen
    Greg
    Instead we were egotistical and narcissistic,and believe our view of history ( formulated without a real grasp),

  14. November 10th, 2018 at 13:05 | #14

    I apologize for sequential break and redundancy ,I’m attending to livestock in a field with 14* wind /chill and my fingers are not functioning at same pace as cerebrum
    My apologies

  15. johno
    November 10th, 2018 at 14:21 | #15

    I still have those tickets for the Beacon. I’m gonna put them on Craigslist tomorrow. They’ll be gone within an hour. Again they are 6th row center section. All I’m asking is the price on the ticket-$99 each. I got 3rd row seats last month.

  16. Dan
    November 11th, 2018 at 12:40 | #16

    While Paul would probably be cranking up the Starship, on this Veterans Day we volunteered to help with the Florida recounts. Volunteers has been in heavy rotation at the house (of course still trying to play Good Shepard from camp). I take solace in the Captains wisdom of “There will always be another election”

  17. John B
    November 12th, 2018 at 13:23 | #17

    @AndyK If your goal was to put severe constraints on freedom of speech it is helpful to find a scapegoat……Talk Radio apparently fits the bill…..not all talk radio of course….just that speech which you do not agree with and have been conditioned to fear .Plenty of opportunity for those whose opinions differ from Limbaugh…….Air America comes to mind……Alan Colmes is another and Al Gores chicken little the sky is falling bit…..Problem is they don’t offer anything of interest for their potential market…….I can tune in to any of the nightly newscasts and hear the same schtick that Air America was offering up. The tactic of a Hegelian Dialectic is to accomplish your goal….constrain free speech for example….by creating an environment where the people demand from the government that end result which you want…… It really is amazing when you think about it……..American citizens begging their government to take away a right that was given to us as a protection against that same government.Even more remarkable is that many who are pushing for this are members of the so called free speech generation…..Or former members.

  18. Kevin
    November 12th, 2018 at 22:32 | #18

    @John B
    There is a big difference between freedom of speech and flat out lying to the American people to further one’s political agenda, despite obvious facts to the contrary. That is the problem with much of what passes for talk radio these days.

  19. AndyK
    November 13th, 2018 at 10:20 | #19

    @Kevin
    True that!

  20. John B
    November 14th, 2018 at 19:38 | #20

    Lets call the Federal Government in then to determine what is acceptable speech……….@Kevin

  21. jim hitchcock
    November 14th, 2018 at 22:21 | #21

    That is not what Kevin said at all.

  22. Kevin
    November 15th, 2018 at 00:18 | #22

    It has nothing to do with the Fed Gov determining what is acceptable. Using talk radio to disseminate misinformation for political gain is downright dangerous to democracy as we know it. Facts are facts, there are no “alternate facts”.